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Casa Sweety
Ranked #51 of 167 Cartagena B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you're looking for a good value in Cartagena this is it! The workers here are all very friendly and eager to help. However, before blindly taking their recommendations as far as different vendors or attractions, go out and talk to different vendors and negotiate for the best price. The location is convenient in that you can walk to many of the main attractions including the clock tower, the port, and the wall. However, it is not amongst the nicest areas in town. The rooms are small and not really bright and the doors and walls are paper thin, so if you want great privacy this is not your place. However, they are clean and comfortable with nice cold working air conditioners. Some of the rooms do not come with hot water, but it is warm and at this temperature it is not necessary. There is a very small but very nice pool. In the week that we spent at Casa Sweety we almost always had the pool to ourselves. The breakfast is excellent always starting with a bowl of fresh fruit salad followed by whatever they choose to make that day, but it is always made fresh whenever you are ready for breakfast. There are nicer hotels to be had and better locations, but if you're looking for a great value I would highly recommend Casa Sweety. I would stay here again without any hesitation.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Casa Sweety is conveniently located near the walled city and access to boat excursions to Isla del Rosario. The property is clean and staff very helpful and friendly. The room was large and breakfast was good. It was inexpensive compared to the boutique hotels inside the walled city and definitely better than a hostel. The rooms have A/C and private bathrooms/showers.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great little place to stay. The location is ideal, minutes to old town, but even better, right in the non touristy local hub. There is a square 1 minute to the right that is perfect at night. Locals hanging, selling kabops, new restaurants, excellent food and very competitively priced. If you stay at Casa Sweety, try to avoid the room by the pool table as the air conditioner will damage your hearing with its jet engine like volume, and the mattress and pillows should have been replaced years ago. The staff is wonderful, breakfast excellent, but some things are needy. The free phone does not exist, and the upstairs patio lacks cushions and table, apparantly blew away last year and not yet replaced. Can't beat the price, location, and late night safe area.

Room Tip: Get the room by the end of the pool, or the one above it. The standard is not standard, and the ro...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I am very positive about Casa Sweety. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast every morning was freshly made and it was something different each day, great portions as well.
The hotel is clean and we thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool and sitting on the terrace.
Thank you for the excellent service!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Casa sweety is well hidden behind big wooden doors. Inside the atmosphere is so calm and friendly. You feel really welcomed to this sweet place. It might not be a hotel with highest standard, this is a small cosy place. Dont have any high expectations on the pool. See it as a bonus. If i go back to Cartagena, I definetly book this place again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Kockarna
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Excellent location, just a short walk from the old town, but for the evening we preferred the Getsemaní, it's much more friendly.
The casa has a very familiar and at the same time historical atmosphere.
Staff is very hospitable, charming and helpful. Breakfast is just fantastic, it is made in front of your eyes. Colombians start the day with fresh exotic fruits, and here you get the best.
Our room was unbelievably spacious with simple, but stylish decoration and furniture. However, it was a little bit noisy, just next to the washing mashine of the casa. So if you like to stay in bed late in the morning, try to avoid the room opposite to the entrance in the ground floor :-)

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the ground floor, they could be noisy
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Menyus
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

just a 5 min walk to old city entrance - 1 block off main flow of Getsemani - excellent staff, English, French, Spanish - first room by pool table small but quiet - upstairs room more spacious - pool side rooms looked nice - small pool but didn't use - lounge area hot , need fans on in day time - AC in rooms good - checked out early for flight no breaky or fruit offered.

Room Tip: by pool but cost more. Avoid room by pool table area if possible
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chuck801
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Address: Calle del Guerrero 29b-119 | Getsemani, Cartagena N/A, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 167 B&Bs / Inns in Cartagena
Price Range: $40 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Sweety 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Sweety offers an elegant setting in a colonial-style Bed & Breakfast. Cool off from a tropical day full of sight-seeing in our refreshing pool, savour one of our house cocktails or exotic, fresh fruit juices, & sun bathe on our peaceful terrace! We’re located only a 5 minute stroll from El Centro! Free Guided Orientation Tour and bike rental for those staying in one of the 2 Suites or our Single Room. ... more   less 
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